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Catholic Apologist Steve Ray visits Manila and Davao

From Bro. Marwil N. Llassos, O.P. of the Knight of Mary blog:

My dear friend, MR. STEPHEN K. RAY (popularly known as STEVE RAY) a Baptist convert to Catholicism and now a world-renowned Catholic apologist will be in the Philippines for a series of talks. This author and producer of the series FOOTPRINTS OF GOD will arrive on July 9, 2010.

Steve Ray will speak to the seminarians of San Carlos Seminary on July 10, 2010 (8:00 a.m.). He will then be the main lecturer during the Apologists Forum on the same day at Virra Mall from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On July 12, 2010, Steve Ray will talk about Mary from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the chapel of Megamall.

The next day, July 13, 2010, Steve Ray will talk at San Pedro Poveda College from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and to the Couples for Christ from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. On July 14, 2010, Steve Ray will preach at Rosehill at 8:00 a.m.

From July 15 to 17, 2010, Steve Ray will have a series of talks in Davao City.

He will be back in Manila on July 18, 2010 to talk before a large crowd at the Philippine International Convention Center from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Then on July 19-21, Steve Ray will give talks at St. James the Great Parish in Ayala Alabang, from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. He will also give a talk at De La Salle Zobel from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 19-21, 2010.

For schedule of the series of talks of popular preacher Mr. Steve Ray, please call Totus Bookstore at (02) 7234326.

Update: Steve Ray talks about Mama Mary on DZMM this Sunday at 8:30 pm. You can listen to him on radio, or you can watch him on DZMM Teleradyo on Skycable or you can watch the video stream live at http://www.dzmm.com.ph/dzmm-stream.html. Mark your calendar.

Baronius 1962 Missal Sold at Totus Bookstore in Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines

My friend and I visited the Totus bookstore in the corner of Connecticut and Missouri Sts. in Greenhills, San Juan.  Their website says the bookstore is on the second corner of the Red Ribbon Building.  But we see no red ribbons, only blue letters (was it Abenson?).

We went up through a narrow stairway and entered the bookstore.  The bookstore was small, about 5 steps by 15 steps.  But on its shelf of books are those of Ratzinger and Chesterton.  And we say, “Ooooh” and “Aaaaah.”  If I had money, I could have bought them all.  It is window shopping for now.

We came there not for Ratzinger or for Chesterton but for a weekday missal.  My friend needs one, as she likes to go to mass everyday at the college chapel (and I usually accompany her).   It’s a Vatican II missal in red cover.  She flipped some pages and explained that the Sunday readings have a three year cycle and the week day reading have a two-year cycle.  So after three years of attending mass, we would have heard most of the bible.

The sales lady overheard us.   She said that is one of their last stocks.  A new Vatican II missal is coming probably next year.  I have heard about this, since ICEL (those responsible for translating the bible into English) have adopted a mode of translation which is closer to the Latin original.  So instead of “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say a word and I shall be healed,” it would now sound like the Centurion speaking, “Lord, I am not worthy that you come under my roof, but only say a word and my soul [servant] shall be heard.”  But this is already the Ilonggo translation in Negros (Central Philippines), in my hometown in Bacolod City, for we say, “Ginoo, dili ako angay na magsulod ka sa akon puluy-an, apang imitlang lang ang imo pulong kag maga-ayo ang akon kalag.”  In this respect, the Ilonggo translators have already been more faithful to the Latin original even decades ago.

And we saw the 1962 missal.  Baronius in white leather cover.  Bigger than my palm and thicker than my three fingers.  I wish to buy it.  But it is expensive: P 2800.  The black book cover with zipper is P 1050.  That makes it a total of about P 4000.  My friend also wishes to buy it.  But since she may be given that missal by October, she can settle for the Vatican II missal for now.  That is far cheaper anyway at P 1200.

We said goodbye to the sales lady.  As a parting gift, she gave us a catalogue for Ignatius press and Tan books.  Impressive.  Totus bookstore has lived up to its name.  It has everything a good Catholic should read.